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Actually, these are using the "SOTA" symbol instead of the X that
I saw yesterday. A filter term of:
should knock them out since the SOTA symbol is an S overlay on
the ; alternate table symbol.
And these objects ARE on the APRS-IS network, it just depends
where you are and whether or not any of them is within your
range. There are 44 active objects world wide with this symbol in
the past 2 hours.
Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE
for Windows Mobile and Win32
On 1/7/2021 12:00 PM, Mark, KE6BB via
You were almost to the raw packets when you were on aprs.fi. All
you had to do is click on "raw" link just below your browser's
address field, and copy and paste a few of the raw packets on that
next screen. Here are a few:
2021-01-07 08:08:42 PST: ON6ZQ>APN100,TCPIP*,qAC,EIGHTH:;DL/AM-001*071608z4748.05NS01100.77E;SOTA activ. planned on 20210108 1315z
2021-01-07 08:08:51 PST: ON6ZQ>APN100,TCPIP*,qAC,EIGHTH:;W7W/SO119*111111z4701.39N/12258.82W.Summits On The Air - www.sota.org.uk
2021-01-07 08:10:35 PST: ON6ZQ>APN100,TCPIP*,qAC,FIFTH:;DL/AM-176*071610z4742.92NS01054.56E;SOTA activ. planned on 20210108 1030z
2021-01-07 08:10:50 PST: ON6ZQ>APN100,TCPIP*,qAC,NINTH:;W0C/FR037*071610z4017.31NS10531.04W;SOTA activ. planned on 20210107 1800z
2021-01-07 08:12:41 PST: ON6ZQ>APN100,TCPIP*,qAC,FIFTH:;HB/BE-111*111111z4655.04N/00726.63E.Summits On The Air - www.sota.org.uk
2021-01-07 08:12:50 PST: ON6ZQ>APN100,TCPIP*,qAC,EIGHTH:;E7/BO-067*111111z4500.83N/01654.55E.Summits On The Air - www.sota.org.uk
So Randy was correct. "-b/ON6ZQ" should block all of these,
but will also block any other traffic from ON6ZQ, which may or may
not be a good thing for you. A second choice in blocking filter
might be "-u/APN100" but that will block any packets with APN100
in the "to call" field, and also may or may not be what you want.
I am unfamiliar with the app being used here, so I can't tell you
how to enter server side filters on it.
It appears those objects are "Summits on the Air" (SOTA) peaks
being injected into the server your friends application is using.
That might explain why we do not see sota peak objects on
APRSIS32. Maybe changing the server to one that doesn't include
sota peaks out might be helpful. For example when I use firenet,
I filter out the water station objects so they don't clutter my
screen. I don't have to filter those objects out when I use one
of the rotate.aprs2.net servers because they aren't sent on by
that group of servers. Try noam.aprs2.net to see if they no
longer show up.
Be sure to clear out all of the objects after changing filters or
switching servers so you can see if there is any improvement. The
objects may take several hours to time out if you don't.